A little more on Berenson v. Twitter, for those of you who are interested
I like that Alex is spending some of his well-earned Substack earnings to sue Twitter. Please don't settle, Alex! No matter what. Once you crush those assholes, hopefully, they'll all (FB, Google, etc.) be cowering.
BY THE WAY: "if the government tells us it's false we're going to delete it and potentially ban you"
Not exactly sure what this means for Twit, but they’re explicitly stating that the govt is interfering with free speech.
Let's go Berensonism!
Paypal is no longer taking donations for Organic Consumer Association, National Vaccine Info, and probably other organisations. I wonder how legal that is ? Curious to see the outcome of your case. Where is the freedom of speach? And why are people not allowed to donate to whom they want?
Thank you Alex for taking them to task.
Did I read that Jack has been banned on Twitter? I just have to share this. Sorry, off topic, but just imagine this. So woman, yes a Karen, comes into cafe to have lunch. She has one cloth mask on, and the huge plastic shield. She has many food issues. She inquires how much dairy the soup has. Chef tries to assure her she will be fine. She is worried about episode. Chef knows her. So she sits and eats soup. How? So cloth mask comes down, but shield stays up. She must navigate a spoon of soup under that shield. Think about this. A year ago, this woman was seemingly normal. I do not believe she will ever come back to where she was before pandemic. I stand by my belief we have lost about 1/4 of population to insanity. I figure I know few people and I know several like this woman. I mean people I thought I knew well. What disease is this?
Thanks Alex! You're the one who brought me over to Substack, and it's like a breath of fresh air in the middle of a social media dumpster fire.
Here's the project I'm working on in my little corner of the world.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency act says, in part,
"No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of—
"(A)any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected..."
Big Tech relies on the "otherwise objectionable" phrase to support their ability to censor. If THEY object, to them, it's objectionable.
When a law is constructed with a list of characteristics, and finishes the list with a phrase like "or otherwise objectionable", the thing they claim is otherwise objectionable must be like the items on the preceding list. "Otherwise objectionable" is not a blank check to do whatever they feel like.
if Twitter wants to rely on this construct to censor Alex, they need to show that his tweet shares characteristics with things that are obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, or harassing.
Twitter can censor to their discretion... if they are a publisher, not a platform. If they are a publisher, they lose the special indemnities provided by the government to platforms.
Please take a look at the recent UK data. Vast majority of deaths continue to be among the vaccinated: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1043608/Vaccine_surveillance_report_-_week_51.pdf
Wow man , you are sharp and cutting with your words and intellect . This is good, they will have their arguments publicly scrutinised and brought to light to illustrate how corrupt amd illegitimate they truly are . I hope you crush them in court , the Truth is strong enough here and you cannot be muzzled .
Discovery is one of the hallmarks of our judicial system. Can’t wait to see what you are able to uncover in Twitter internal communications.
If twitter is free to make up and enforce their own policies why does it matter what the government tells them is true or false?
High Authoritarians 😉 propaganda enforcers Your fact checkers are opinions and not based on facts.
Nothing personal here at all. :-)
A huge Sandmann-ish settlement will do, right? But make sure you can disclose the amount and there must be changes for anyone else affected.
I just want Alex to get through the depositions before he settles. This way he can gleefully reveal selected video depo clips all the way through. Drip, drip, drip, torturing both the government and twitter all at the same time. Might help the settlement process too. And it would both horrify and entertain all of us.
I'd be curious to know - are his lawyers working on contingency? That would be a good sign if so.
As much fun as you’re undoubtedly having, most would recommend not discussing the case publicly. In the simplest scenario, informing the defense of their weaknesses gives them the opportunity to correct them.
In any event you’ll be less happy when the attorney’s bills start showing up.